Scar of the Somme

One hundred years ago tomorrow, a terrible event happened that would change the face of British warfare, forever robbing the lives of men and boys, not to mention sons, daughters, nieces and nephews who would never get the chance to be born. This week, we invite Westminster Guide Charlie Foreman of London War Walks  to give […]

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The Bronze Angels of London

Two beautiful angels have been silently guarding the people buried beneath. These seraphs are in London; one is very well known, the other – practically unheard of. Hidden away behind a toolshed and overshadowed by a tree. Today, Cemetery Club is off to a two cemeteries in south west and south east London to look […]

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The Men in Scarlet

Mention the name ‘Chelsea’ and two things spring to mind; the iconic flower show or the Pensioners who reside in a fine building on the River Thames. Their  distinctive red coats and tricorn hats are an iconic part of British culture and Pensioners are often seen sorting their uniform when out and about. In a […]

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An Old Family Stomping Ground

If you’ve ever loved the roar of traffic and the screaming engines of passenger aircraft, there is one cemetery that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Located near the idyllic Chiswick House and beautiful A136, behind the stout iron railings and red brick pillars is probably one of London’s least tranquil and restful cemeteries, […]

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Murder & Forbidden Love in Lewisham

The people in what is now the present day London Borough of Lewisham must have breathed a sigh of relief in 1858. Much like the two for one deals that proliferate modern supermarkets today, the local people were treated to not one, but two cemeteries opening –  within months of each other. Originally called Deptford […]

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Your Digital Legacy

by Sheldon Although a third of British adults (32%) think about dying and death at least once a week, 72% of the public believe that people in Britain are uncomfortable discussing dying, death and bereavement. Hopefully, this statistic will be challenged with the exciting announcement that I will be speaking as part of the 1st […]

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Lovelocks London

by Christina This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d celebrate a now world famous memorial to life and to love… As you walk around London (or any big city), you’ll notice an ever growing abundance of padlocks with names scrawled on them in Sharpie (or sometimes even engraved) swinging from railings on bridges and chainlink fences. […]

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